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Check if your system is capable of running Compiz

Check if your system is capable of running Compiz

What is compiz? In a nutshell, Compiz is a compositing manager, which means that it enhances the overall user interaction by adding fancy effects to your windows, from drop shadows to awesome desktop effects like the Desktop Cube or the Expo view. Compiz can also be a window manager, which means that it is the software between you and your desktop apps. It enables you to move or resize windows, to switch workspaces, to switch windows...

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Understanding the Linux Directory Structure

Understanding the Linux Directory Structure

I am pretty sure sometime you have asked yourself “where do that program I just installed went to?” you can access the program no problems, but you have no clue of the directory where it got installed, well, maybe with a little more understanding of how Linux handles directories you should be able to find it. I will post here some explanations of the directories and what they store, and then you will get a nice image resuming this, the...

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Docky in ArchLinux does not launch anymore after a system upgrade

Docky in ArchLinux does not launch anymore after a system upgrade

If you, like me, use docky for managing your windows and launching your applications, you should have noted that recently an ArchLinux update broke docky because it installed a newer version of mono that docky doesn’t like. Anyways, here is how to fix it. This is the error when trying to launch docky: [1111@MNAME ~]$ docky Could not load file or assembly 'Mono.GetOptions, Version=2.0.0.0, Culture=neutral,...

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Tips to learn command-line in Linux

Tips to learn command-line in Linux

This post is intended to instruct Linux users to get on the right track to begin using the command line effectively by providing some guidance in the learning process. This is the way I learnt on how to use the CLI and have worked for me every time. First things first, NEVER EVER uninstall your GUI (Graphical user interface) if you aren’t comfortable with the CLI, because if you do and you get stuck doing something then you wont have...

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Fix Firefox crash running Quake Live on ArchLinux

Fix Firefox crash running Quake Live on ArchLinux

If you tried to play Quake Live on Arch Linux, you might get this error if you don’t have libpng version 1.2 (run Firefox via terminal to check this) libpng warning: Application was compiled with png.h from libpng-1.2.24 libpng warning: Application  is  running with png.c from libpng-1.4.3 libpng warning: Incompatible libpng version in application and library Terminal will be spammed with this series of warnings and Quake Live wont...

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